Today we’re launching the Los Angeles version of our weekly Art Rx series, which until now focused on some of the best art events, exhibitions, and happenings in New York. So starting today, in addition to our New York-centric listings on Tuesday (ArtRx NYC), every Wednesday we’ll round up a handful of LA’s best art offerings for the week.
This week, the city’s exhibition openings and other festivities spill out of museums and galleries into the streets, churches, rooftops, and beyond. Here’s your guide to seven ways to get your art fix.
Hollywood Fringe Festival
When: June 12–29
Where: Around Hollywood (Hollywood, LA)
Fringe is taking over Hollywood’s theaters, churches, bars, clubs and restaurants to put on their 4th annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. The festival will put on hundreds of shows in the coming weeks as “a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body”. Check out LA Weekly‘s Preview of the Fringe here. —AT
Ballet Preljocaj’s Rooftop Performance
When: Wednesday June 18, 5pm
Where: The Ace Hotel LA (929 S Broadway, Downtown, LA)
Culver City Arts District Summer Solstice
When: Saturday, June 21, 12–7pm
Where: Culver City Arts District (Washington Boulevard between Helms and Fairifax Avenues, Culver City, LA)
In honor of the longest day of the year, the Culver City Arts District is hosting its inaugural annual Summer Solstice event. Grab a map and go on a self-guided tour of as many as 34 galleries that pepper the area, and take breaks in between your gallery-hopping to enjoy the music performances coordinated with Make Music LA.
The Big Draw at Atwater Art Walk
When: Saturday June 21, 5–10pm
Where: 3416 Glendale Blvd (3416 Glendale Blvd, Atwater Village, LA)
Thank You For Coming and KCHUNG Radio team up this weekend to host The Big Draw at the Atwater Art Walk. The event provides a collaborative experience for people of all ages and artistic ability to produce work in a fun, relaxed environment. Drawing supplies are provided.
Gerard & Kelly: Reusable Parts/Endless Love
When: Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22, on loop 5–8pm
Where: Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood, LA)
As part of the Made in LA biennial that opened this week, Gerard & Kelly presents for one weekend a live dance performance in conjunction with their video installation Kiss Solo, which explores desire through choreography. A rotating foursome of dancers will present the score-based, interactive “Reusable Parts/Endless Love,” a continuous performance of the act of kissing inspired by Tino Sehgal’s own “Kiss.” —AT
Wikipedia Meetup: Unforgetting L.A. #4
When: Saturday, June 21, 12–5pm
Where: 356 S. Mission Road (356 S. Mission Road, Arts District, LA)
Online magazine East of Borneo is hosting its fourth meetup as part of its project Unforgetting LA, which works to better chronicle Southern California’s art scene. This meetup will focus on the history of local art spaces and publications. Attendees should bring a laptop and relevant reference materials, and training for beginners will be offered in both editing and image usage.
Eric Fischl Opens
When: Monday, June 23–Sunday, August 24
Where: KM Fine Arts Los Angeles (814 North La Cienega, West Hollywood, LA)
The first of Fischl’s exhibitions in Los Angeles in 20 years, this new collection of works features paintings, collages, and sculptures, including cast glass figures—the artist’s first use of the medium. One of the show’s highlights is one such figure, “Tumbling Woman II,” a sequel to his controversial “Tumbling Woman” (2012) and upon completion will be one of the largest figurative glass castings created.
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With contributions by Alix Taylor